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Obituary: Farewell to Dieter Neuvians, a Digital Pioneer of German Development Cooperation

Dear colleagues, on Friday evening, Dieter Neuvians, a highly respected colleague and reliable friend for many of us, passed away – just over a year after his much-loved wife Aenne. Dieter and Aenne met during his placement as young paediatrician … Continue reading

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Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through Social and Solidarity Economy: Incremental versus Transformative Change

by Peter Utting United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Social Dimensions of Sustainable Development, April 2018 56 pp. 3.1 MB http://www.unrisd.org/80256B3C005BCCF9/(httpAuxPages)/DCE7DAC6D248B0C1C12 58279004DE587/$file/UNTFSSE—WP-KH-SSE-SDGs-Utting-April2018.pdf In a context where an increasing number of governments are promoting policies that aim to support … Continue reading

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AIDSFree Annual Report Project Year 3

Arlington, VA: AIDSFree Project, 2018 42 pp. 3.2 https://aidsfree.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/2018.4.28_py3-aidsfree-annual-report.pdf This annual report presents AIDSFree’s programmatic achievements at both central and country levels for October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. The Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) … Continue reading

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Integration of administrative records for social protection policies: contributions from the Brazilian experience

by Letícia Bartholo, Joana Mostafa, Rafael Guerreiro Osorio International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth Working Paper Number 169, May, 2018 36 pp. 544Kb http://www.ipc- undp.org/pub/eng/WP169_Integration_of_administrative_records_for_social_protection_policies .pdf The paper delves into the Brazilian Single Registry (Cadastro Único), the backbone of some … Continue reading

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Association between timing and number of antenatal care visits on uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy among Malawian women

by Owen Nkoka, Ting-Wu Chuang and Yi-Hua Chen Malaria Journal,2018 17:211 – Published: 25 May 2018 11 pp. 1.1 MB https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12936-018-2360-z Malaria in pregnancy is a critical public health challenge, and intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy (IPTp) has … Continue reading

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Effect of hygiene interventions on acute respiratory infections in childcare, school and domestic settings in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

bySarah L. McGuinness, S. Fiona Barker, Joanne O’Toole et al. Tropical Medicine & International Health – online: 25 May 2018 23 pp. 1.1 MB https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/tmi.13080 Evidence suggests that hand hygiene interventions delivered in childcare, school and domestic settings can reduce … Continue reading

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Task shifting between physicians and nurses in acute care hospitals: cross-sectional study in nine countries

by Claudia B. Maier, Julia Köppen and Reinhard Busse Human Resources for Health 2018, 16:24 – Published on: 25 May 2018 12 pp.402 kB https://human-resources-health.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12960-018- 0285-9 Countries vary in the extent to which reforms have been implemented expanding nurses’ Scopes-of- … Continue reading

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Potential predatory and legitimate biomedical journals: can you tell the difference? A cross-sectional comparison

by Larissa Shamseer, David Moher, Onyi Maduekwe et al. BMC Medicine, March 2017, 15:28 14 pp. 764 kB https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12916-017-0785-9 The Internet has transformed scholarly publishing, most notably, by the introduction of open access publishing. Recently, there has been a rise … Continue reading

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Care of girls and women living with female genital mutilation

A clinical handbook by Christina Pallitto, Karin Stein, Lale Say et al. World Health Organization, 2018 458 pp. 6.2 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/272429/9789241513913-eng.pdf?ua=1 This handbook is for health care providers involved in the care of girls and women who have been subjected … Continue reading

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Violence on the Front Line: Attacks on Health Care in 2017

by Carol Bales and Leonard Rubenstein Safeguarding Health In Conflict Coalition Members, 2018 51 pp. 9.7 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/SHCC2018final.pdf In 2017, there were at least 701 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict around the … Continue reading

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